* Pascal Morency is built exactly like Andy Bezeau. He looks like a freaking bulldog you wouldn't want to mess with. Also like Andy, he's usually smiling.
* Eric Boguniecki got sent down from Columbus today to Syracuse. He won't be there long.
* Took a tour of the new Komets locker room's today and they are sweet! Incredibly nice and bright.
* Went to lunch with Pat Bingham today and asked him what type of team he wants to put on the ice.
``What we're not going to have is perimeter team,'' Bingham said. "We're not going to just sit on the perimeter and try to score that way. I know the highest percentage scoring chances are odd-man rushes and rebounds. We want to have players who are going to play in traffic to create odd-man rushes, to try to create two-on-ones all over the ice so that takes a certain amount of commitment and bravery, playing in traffic. You have to take a hit to make a play and chip it to your buddy. We're not going to stay way out wide and make cross-ice passes. That's not how it's done. We're going to shoot the puck a lot, go to the net and we're going to get in front of that goaltender so he can't see. We're going to work on those things from the very beginning. You do it for me, and I'll do it for you.''
You could say Pat's a little fired up right now and ready to go. He knows he's really going to have to scramble early because they have that exhibition game on Wednesday, and he's got a whole new team of players who don't know him and he barely knows some of them. There's only three players on the team who have played for him before, and he's only seen one of the defensemen play at all.
He knows he needs to cram about four weeks of stuff into one, and it won't be any easier with the extra exhibition game. I'm not really sure what that game will accomplish except possibly weeding out some of the weaker skaters.
This could be a little scrambly early. The Komets are still looking for players and are still getting and making calls. It is going to be critical that the players show up in pretty good shape or the Komets could be facing problems early. They just don't have that much time to prepare.
This morning Kevin St. Pierre, Pascal Morency, K.J. Voorhees, Kevin Hansen, David Hukalo, Jonathan Goodwin and Mike Domkiewicz skated at McMillen with the help of some local amateur players.
Bruce Richardson is continuing to recruit heavily in Montreal. It's possible the Komets could have more than 11 players from Quebec in training camp. Almost all of them are working out together.